One of the SXSW sessions I went to yesterday dealt with the problems that arise when folks you work with are tricky, incompetent or just a bit of a pain in the backside. Whether it’s partners, clients or colleagues, at some point difficult situations inevitably arise and people don’t always play nice.
At this point I should probably caveat this post with the genuine declaration that no-one I work with is an a*shole. I’m pretty lucky in that respect.
Nevertheless, there was talk about the ways in which we can resolve conflict, bring people back on side and generally push the politics to one side to make sure that the project doesn’t suffer.